Clothes Hangers for Pros

Messy clothes - trinny and susannah

Nothing will ruin clothes more quickly than keeping them on those wire hangers from the dry cleaners. Any knitted or jersey garments will develop unsightly ‘shoulder-wings’ whilst coats and jackets will become misshapen hunchbacks. Every time a garment crosses our threshold it is immediately transferred onto a fit-for-purpose hanger.

Not all clothes hangers are created equal!

satin padded hanger - Trinny and Susannah

* For knits, jersey, silk, chiffon and all delicates: padded satin hangers

pf_HAN056* For coats and jackets: hangers with wide shaped shoulders


* For heavy skirts: Hangers with padded clips (clips that don’t have padding make nasty bite marks in our skirts).


* For lightweight skirts: Hangers with slits for hanging loops

14968-brown-faux-leather-skirt-slack-hanger-by-organize-it-all_1_375* For trousers: clamp hangers (hang the trousers by their hems unless they are half-lined in which case they should be hung over the bar of a straight hanger

Wooden suit hanger with clamp

* For suits: Suit hangers with a clamp or padded clips

This might seem like you will need a lot of space but remember how few of your clothes you actually wear. Having a thorough cull will allow the garments you really love a chance to come into their own.

Cherish all you lovely clothes the same. Whether it came from Prada or Primark it deserves a decent clothes hanger.

To get you started, here are some great hangers from John Lewis:


  • Reply October 12, 2014

    jeremy joe

    Hi i am so pleased i have found You Trinny and Susannah You are such Babes and very sexy and Beautiful Women look after Yourselves best wishes

  • Reply October 13, 2014

    jeremy joe

    Hi Wow are they your Thongs and knickers? You spoil me! Really Beautiful. Trinny and Susannah You are such Babes You Train me up about being a Babe. keep Your Curves best wishes

  • Reply December 17, 2014


    The best coathangers I have ever used are the velvet ones. Nothing falls off anymore. They are absolutely wonderful!

  • Reply August 13, 2015


    So here are some ideas that you will surely like to try. Back of Your Coat Closet for Hanging Scarves

  • Reply May 24, 2016

    Maggie Allen

    Thanks for sharing this awesome guide! I actually never knew too much about what different hangers are for, so it is nice seeing this to help me out. Now it makes sense why I have some hangers that are padded; those must have come with some of my fancier dresses or shirts. In the future, I’ll be sure to hang those on the correct ones. However, I think I might need a lot of those hangers with the slits for light skirts. Since I have quite a few summer skirts, those would be perfect!

  • Reply August 26, 2016


    Help, my boyfriend dresses abysmally, what can I do as he shows no interest in any clothes, I am at my wits end. Any advice gratefully received, please.

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